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    • Buttercup
    • By Buttercup 23rd Apr 05, 9:37 AM
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    Crafty Shampoo Trick
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 9:37 AM
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    Crafty Shampoo Trick 23rd Apr 05 at 9:37 AM
    I purchased a large bottle of Basics shampoo from Boots 25p and transferred it into an empty posh bottle of shampoo - teenage daughters comments this morning, Mum that shampoo is lovely please don't buy anymore cheap stuff!!!
    anyone tried any of the other Basics range?
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  • tonyg
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 9:56 AM
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 9:56 AM
    Yes I do that with cheap 15p washing up liquid !!
    • GibsonSt19
    • By GibsonSt19 23rd Apr 05, 10:38 AM
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 10:38 AM
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 10:38 AM
    I purchased a large bottle of Basics shampoo from Boots 25p and transferred it into an empty posh bottle of shampoo - teenage daughters comments this morning, Mum that shampoo is lovely please don't buy anymore cheap stuff!!!
    anyone tried any of the other Basics range?
    by Buttercup


    I can't BELIEVE you could be so deceptive to your own offspring!!!

    • purplegirluk1
    • By purplegirluk1 23rd Apr 05, 11:15 AM
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 11:15 AM
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    I can't BELIEVE you could be so deceptive to your own offspring!!!

    by GibsonSt19
    Hee hee, I think its a brilliant idea, just goes to show that we waste a fourtune on posh brands just because of a label and a name!!
    • B33fy
    • By B33fy 23rd Apr 05, 2:15 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 2:15 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 2:15 PM
    Reminds me of the time my other half was insisting that expensive bottled water was so much better than tap water, so for a few weeks kept topping up her bottle in the fridge with tap water, never a comment, then I came clean and she's never bought a bottle since!
  • nursemolly
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 2:48 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 2:48 PM
    i do the same with tesco value tomato sauce, i decant it into a heinz squeezy sauce bottle.....my teenage daughter never knows...lol
  • tonyg
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 3:00 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 3:00 PM
    Suddenly I feel less guilty about my washing up liquid deception...!!!
    • Wesker
    • By Wesker 23rd Apr 05, 3:08 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 3:08 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 3:08 PM
    Yeah but it doesnt work with Whiskas cat food, as seen on the advert...lol
    • ksh123
    • By ksh123 23rd Apr 05, 4:28 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 05, 4:28 PM
    good on you
    • #9
    • 23rd Apr 05, 4:28 PM
    what a brilliant idea! I wish I had thought of that 10years ago (she buys her own now!)
  • littlemisscheap
    I bought loads of pantliners in the basics range for 29p each when they were gving 50 points - they're still going and I gave lots away to my sisters too!

    Course, I think some people may still prefer them instead of post-its or even to line the hamster cage
  • Sarahsaver
    i use the basics baby bath for my kids and also the toothpaste, It's fine, nothing amazing just does the job and thats ok by me.
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  • Edinburghlass
    Yeah but it doesnt work with Whiskas cat food, as seen on the advert...lol
    by Wesker
    Absolutely not, but thats because cats are very diserning animals
    • antenna
    • By antenna 24th Apr 05, 11:06 AM
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    Absolutely not, but thats because cats are very diserning animals
    by Edinburghlass
    That's what happens when you buy a cheap dictionary
    Political?....I dont do Political....well,not much!
    • billieboy
    • By billieboy 24th Apr 05, 11:16 AM
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    I use the handwash, shower gel and bubblebath. No complaints from anyone and the handwash lasts ages (larger bottle than most handwashes). Might try the shampoo now. Thanks.
    • Hintza
    • By Hintza 24th Apr 05, 3:42 PM
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    Hintza
    i do the same with tesco value tomato sauce, i decant it into a heinz squeezy sauce bottle.....my teenage daughter never knows...lol
    by mollytrundle
    Try ALL GOLD Tamatie Sous from South Africa...then you will see the difference....yummy.

    Specialist shops only i'm afraid.
  • lellie
    i do the same with tesco value tomato sauce, i decant it into a heinz squeezy sauce bottle.....my teenage daughter never knows...lol
    by mollytrundle

    hehehe.. I'd suss you out..

    My boyfriend moans as I say I don't like daddies sauce (only like heinz).. and so he blindfolded me and got me to taste the difference and I could tell straight away..
    • chrislee765
    • By chrislee765 24th Apr 05, 6:04 PM
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    i do the same with tesco value tomato sauce, i decant it into a heinz squeezy sauce bottle.....my teenage daughter never knows...lol
    by mollytrundle
    Nice trick.. i'm a ketchup addict. Its got to be heinz and its got to be kept in the fridge!

    I find the cheaper ketchups taste more vinegar'y' and are more watery.
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  • condyk
    When I worked away from home for a few years and stayed in hotels all week I used to save all the free shampoos, small soaps and tiny jam pots (that you get for breakfast). I bought a cheap but cool soap dispenser from Ikea and fitted it to the wall. Emptied the supply of shampoo's into it and six months + later I still have loads left. In the shower you just do a quick sqeeze of the dispenser and you're away. Loads a money saved innit?
  • rushnowt
    I've never tried the boots basic shampoo but I'll give it a go now I did however managed to fill my airing cupboard with stacks of the boots, tea tree shampoo & conditioner when they had them half price every one has said its great stuff and it has saved me a small fortune on the more expensive ones

    I dont get the heinz ketchup anymore but dont bother to decant either, im afraid its like it or lump it in my house

    I also have a strange obsession with needing to have my washing up liquid with anti bacterial agent lol, I have to get it when its on special or half price cos its so expensive
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    • Chocmonster7
    • By Chocmonster7 25th Apr 05, 10:54 AM
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    I've used the Boots Basic brand Toothpaste and it was fine, good saving too as it's under 30p a tube!
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